KitchenAid 36-Inch Built-in Gas Grill Review

KitchenAid 36-Inch Built-in Gas Grill

$1000
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Construction Quality

7.5/10

Temperature Control

8.5/10

Flare-ups

8.0/10

Features

9.0/10

Durability

7.0/10

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Lots of features

Cons

  • Must be converted to NG
  • Low quality construction
  • Problems with parts fitting
  • Built with mixed metals

Specifications

  • Four 10,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
  • One 18,000 BTU ceramic type infrared main burner
  • One 13,000 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner
  • 670 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 884 square inches
  • 40,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • Push button electric (AA-battery) ignition
  • Complete stainless steel construction
  • Rotisserie kit sold separately
  • Made in China by Nexgrill for the KitchenAid Brand

Full Review - KitchenAid 36-Inch Built-in Gas Grill

Wow, this built-in gas grill looks great. Too bad it is all promise and no delivery. When you look at this grill, widely available, you see a shiny unit loaded with knobs. This model has four main burners, plus a built-in infrared burner and a rotisserie burner (kit sold separately). It seems like such a great option. Unfortunately, the construction quality is very low. Just as an example, the mixture of stainless steel used produces some dramatic and uneven thermal expansion. Cooking grates may not fit into place or can be damaged just from using this grill.

I know that most people wouldn't expect such a poor quality grill from a brand like KitchenAid. The problem is that KitchenAid (now more brand than product) has almost nothing to do with this product, or any of their grills actually. The use of the name is a licensing arrangement. KitchenAid didn't design, build, or even market this grill. They just got a check for the use of the name. Personally, I hate it when companies do this. It is false advertising and should, frankly, be illegal.

I can get into all the problems with this grill. The simple truth is that it is too good to be true. The people behind it are only out to make a quick buck and if you end up hating KitchenAid because of it, they don't care. They will simply license another name to slap on the front. They've done it before. They will do it again.

If you really want a good option, try looking at my list of the Best Built-in Gas Grills under $2000.

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